Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
19 September 2021
Jesus Calls forth Life from Death
A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life meet face to face at the gate of the city (St. Luke 7.11–17). Filled with compassion, Jesus comes into direct contact with our mortality in order to overcome it. He touches the coffin and speaks His creative words of life, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Jesus does what is neither expected nor requested. For through Christ, God the Father “is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think” (Ephesians 3.14–21). Jesus bore our death in His body that we may share in His resurrection. Even as Elijah stretched himself out three times over the Zarephath woman’s son (1 Kings 17.17–24), God stretched Himself out over us in the threefold application of His name in the baptismal water, breathing new and everlasting life into us. “To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God by Mr. & Mrs. Cale Bays and Mr. & Mrs. Paul Danielsen in memory of Aiden Adam Bays.
Adult Bible Class meets Sunday at 9am in the Parish Center, continuing the study of St. Luke 9.
One God, many gods College students are exposed to many faiths while on campus. Our study this semester provides an opportunity to learn about the religions of the world through the lens of Christianity This week’s lesson is Buddhism, which shares many beliefs with its root religion Hinduism, particularly the belief in reincarnation. All college students are welcome to join us Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Parish Center for dinner and discussion.
Private Confession and Absolution is available this Thursday from 5-6pm.
Mark Your Calendar: St. Michael, Archangel Divine Service is Wednesday, September 29 at 7pm. The Divine Service includes the Blessing of the Nursery Roll. Parents and relatives with children age 4 and under are invited and encouraged to bring their child forward for the blessing, as we implore God to continue His gracious love and protection for our children.
GivePlus is changing to Vanco Mobile. All current participants in online giving through GivePlus will be receiving an e-mail from Vanco in the near future with instructions. You can download the new, free, Vanco Mobile App at Google Play or Apple App store. If you have set up recurring gifts, no action is required. Those recurring gifts will continue to be made as scheduled.
Providing Support for the Church Militant Issues, Etc. is a radio show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: Growing Up in Nazi Germany and Communist East Germany; A Theology of the Body; St. Michael and All Angels; Vaccine Mandates and more. You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.
Prepare for Next Sunday
Proverbs 25.6–14; Ephesians 4.1–6; St. Luke 14.1–11
Hymns: 954 – 557 – 587 – 617 – HS 852 – 585
Order of Daily Prayer
L Make haste, O X God, to deliver me.
R Make haste to help me, O Lord.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. Alleluia!
[S] from Divine Service
[M] Hebrews 7.1-28; Jeremiah 37.1-21
[T] Hebrews 8.1-13; Jeremiah 38.1-28
[W] Hebrews 9.1-15; Jeremiah 32.1-44
[Th] Hebrews 9.16-28; Jeremiah 39.1-18
[F] Hebrews 10.1-34; Jeremiah 29.1-23
[S] Hebrews 11.1-16; Daniel 1.1-21
Hymn of the Day or Month The Will of God is Always Best (758)
Kyrie: L Lord, have mercy upon us; R Christ, have mercy upon us; Lord, have mercy upon us.
Collect of the Day (bulletin)
Luther’s Morning or Evening Prayer
L Bless we the Lord. R Thanks be to God.